With on-site cultural events and talks out the window, the lockdown period has seen virtual events on Zoom and Google Hangouts skyrocket, so much so that it's rather hard to know what is worth dialling in for anymore. NOW Gallery's Slowness As A Bridge, however, might just be the needle in the hay stack if you will. The gallery's co-curator Kaia Charles will be joined in conversation with artist-curators Rochelle White and Georgina Johnson, discussing art, identity and social activism. Idioms aside, it's set to be a revealing evening of discussion, topped off with a special screening, poetry and performance.
Charles, who has co-curated NOW Gallery's fantastic interdisciplinary and community-driven exhibitions and installations over recent years will mediate a conversation and presentation of work by White and Johnson. Johnson, who has previously completed commissions for the North Greenwich gallery, is the founder of London-based arts and curation platform The Laundry. White is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with a focus on the nuances of the Black-Caribbean experience in Britain. Framed within the context of the current climate, the pair are set to talk about the references keeping them inspired to create work, and their experiences in their respective fields.
The virtual event streams via Zoom 26 May 2020, 19:00 BST. Slowness As A Bridge by White and Johnson will be available as an exclusive digital download to ticket holders.